Hogan Knows Best

TV review by
Jill Murphy, Common Sense Media
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Family comes first for the Hogans -- OK for teens.

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Positive Messages

The kids have to get jobs to curb their spending habits; over-protective dad Terry puts a GPS tracking system in the car for his daughter's first date; no boys/girls allowed in the kids' rooms.

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Sex

Conversations between parents and kids about safe sex/abstinence; birth control found in teen daughter's possession.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the family talks openly about their issues. This includes birth control, sex (or lack thereof), boys/girls in the kids' rooms, privacy, dating, and overprotective parenting. The teenagers are starting to deal with having a celebrity father (Hulk Hogan was a famous wrestler in the '80s) while also trying to start their own entertainment careers. Keeping the kids grounded and level-headed is their parents' top priority.

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Adult Written byDisneyFan April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written byJordynd94 April 9, 2008

Good show

It takes on normal isues
Teen, 14 years old Written byalixspencerxxx April 9, 2008

a must watch !!!

omg y'all have to watch this programme..it is soo funnny && the hogans are ace.. linda is a very good mom..and terry well..he doesntcare wh... Continue reading

What's the story?

HOGAN KNOWS BEST takes viewers into the home of famed '80s wrestler Terry "Hulk" Hogan, his wife, Linda, and their kids, Brooke (17) and Nick (15) -- a 20,000-square-foot home in Florida, to be exact. Terry and Linda struggle with everyday issues involving their teens but have successfully created an open dialogue within their home. Terry's celebrity status is overshadowed, at least during the show, by his kids' social lives and their potential careers. Brooke and Nick are both home-schooled and are adamant about making names for themselves -- Brooke as a pop singing sensation and Nick as a race-car driver. Brooke's career has already begun; Hogan Knows Best occasionally spotlights her successes and struggles as she looks for management and works on her debut album (she plays the piano and writes her own songs).

Is it any good?

In spite of his quirks, Hogan really does know best. His family has its share of typical bickering and sibling rivalry, but the Hogans also have an impressive ability to resolve conflict with compromise. It's refreshing in an unscripted program to see parents listening to their kids -- and kids listening to their parents.

The Hogans deal with all issues -- no matter how personal -- as a family. Terry and Linda didn't like young Nick dating one girl seriously, so they encouraged him to be open to meeting others; they meet their kids' dates; Terry shopped for tampons for Brooke. Terry is particularly protective of his little girl, as any dad with a 5'10" blonde daughter would be. He has spied on her while she was at the family beach house to make sure she wasn't throwing a party and put a GPS tracking device on her car before she went on a date.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Hogan kids are affected by fame compared to other celebrities' children. How has their parents' involvement shaped their reality? Are Mom and Dad too overprotective? Does anything in the Hogan household reflect how your kids are treated? What do teens think about the family's communication habits?

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